• June 20, 2017
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The prayers for murdered Poles were held in Glitiškės

June 20th marks the 73rd anniversary of the murder in Glitiškės.

Today in the morning, at the Glitiškės Cemetery a prayer appeal dedicated to the memory of the murdered compatriots was held.

In 1944, the Lithuanian auxiliary unit of the police of Nazi Germany, in retaliation for the death of 4 Lithuanian policemen during the clash with Home Army 5th Vilnius Brigade, committed the genocide of 38 Poles in Glitiškės in Vilnius Region.

The murdered Poles were laid to rest in a collective grave by the road.

Inscriptions in Polish and Lithuanian on the tomb proclaim: “Here rest the Polish inhabitants of Glitiškės who were murdered on the 20th of June 1944.”

The prayers were led by Father Marek Gładki, the parish priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Paberžė.

Translated by Magdalena Bobryk within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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